October 21, 2013

Halloween in St. George, Utah 2013

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Spending Halloween in St. George, Utah 2013 and not certain what to do?

 Here are some ideas to make your stay a little more enjoyable for all your little pumpkins in the family.

October 5 – 26

Field of Screams 8:00pm- Last ticket sold at 11:00pm: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ONLY, Click HERE for a bunch more information.

Corn Maze: Click here for more information

Saturday, October 12 @ 5-7 pm

Zombie Fun Run: Also in Moab, Utah October 26th.  This is not your average 5K run, you will need to survive in order to win. Satellite  intel shows that the infestation has become more out of control than originally thought.  Run, jump, climb, and evade at all costs. We don’t know who you can trust. Check out the F.A.Q. page for more details on the event and remember to stay ALIVE. This promises to be the funnest 5k run that you will race in. Let the APOCALYPSE begin.  Click for more information

Saturday, October 26

Free Comic Book Day Halloween Fest: 11:00am-6:00pm Celebrate Halloween Fest 2013 this year comic book style. Comics Plus will be hosting Free Comic Book Day as well as a food fundraising event for Dixie Care & Share On Saturday, October 26th. On this day, special Halloween comics will be given away FREE by Comics Plus, no purchase necessary. And while you are here, join in on the spirit of the event by dropping off non-perishable food items in our donation boxes for Dixie Care & Share.  Halloween Fest will be a fun event for all ages. Funtime Inflatables will be here with a bounce house, Epic Adventures will have face painters and your favorite costumed super heroes. Maverik and YO2 Yogurt will be here with snacks, hot dogs, drinks and giveaways.  Free Comics, Free Food, prizes and fun, bring out the whole family for our spooktacular event. Contact: David Roland Admission: FREE

4th Annual Zombie Walk for Hunger 4-7pm: Celebrate Halloween 2013 this year zombie style. Comics Plus will be hosting the 4th annual St. George Zombie Walk as a food fundraising event for Dixie Care & Share On Saturday, October 26th. This year we walk for a humanitarian cause, hunger. We’re raising food donations for the great folks at Dixie Care & Share to help feed people. After all, zombies crave well-fed brains. To walk in the event, simply dig up your best undead costume and bring 3 non-perishable food items.  Free Comics, Free Food, prizes and fun, bring out the whole family for our spooktacular event. Contact: David Roland Phone: 435673322 Admission: 3 non-perishable food items Location: Comics Plus Address: 348 W. St. George Blvd., St. George  Web Site: www.comicsplus.com, Accessible to those with disabilities

October 26 – Nov 1

Thriller at Tuacahn: Click for times:  If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve.  Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”

 Monday, October 28

Fall Festival & Pumpkin Alley @ Tonaquint Nature Center:  5-7pm:Try your best at our dartless balloon pop game, cast your line into the Swampy Pond or see how many “bats” you can throw into the Witch’s Brew. We will have multiple carnival games outside for kids to play for prizes.  Zelda the Fortune Teller will be sharing secrets of the future all evening.  You can also visit Dr. Jekyll and his mad laboratory. Kids can get their faces painted at the Black Cat Parlor ran by the gals from Hairitage before sitting down and making a fun holiday themed craft.  Get your pre-decorated pumpkin to the Nature Center before 6:30 pm and be eligible for prizes. There are 4 different age categories.  General Admission: FREE   Crafts:  $1 each   Monster Boogers:  25 cents/bag

October 28th-29th

The Pumpkin Festival7:00pm-9:00pm: Professional Carved Pumpkins, Pumpkin Carving Hints and Tips, Wick’a Dee Witch, and more FREE With Farm Admission CLICK HERE for more information

Wednesday, October 30 

Boo-Nanza @ Sand Hollow Aquatic Center 6:30-9pm:  Join the spooky fun at the SHAC for  haunted canoe rides, Halloween games and root beer floats.   At 7:00 pm the lights will be dimmed for the evening’s dive-in movie - “Hotel Transylvania “    General Admission:  $8/family

Thursday, October 31

Halloween Carnival @ SG Recreation Center 4:30-6:30pm: Attention Kids!! Get your costumes and start your trick-or-treating early. After playing all the Halloween games, take a turn in the bounce house or sit down and create a Halloween craft. You can bring your carved pumpkin to the event and enter our contest for prizes. All pumpkins must be submitted by 5:15pm; judging is at 5:30pm. You must be present to win.  General Admission:  FREE

Monster Mash …Annual Halloween Celebration! Time: 4pm – 7pm: Crafts-Center Court, Trick-or-Treating-through out mall: Red Cliffs Mall is hosting the annual Fall Family Festival featuring family-friendly activities. Bring your children to the mall for an afternoon of fun, including make-and-take crafts. The mall will also host the annual Trick-or-Treating for kids throught the center as well as free hot-dogs and refreshments from radio station Mix 103.1, hosted by DJ’s Bryan & Cindy. Kids ages 2-12 are welcome and encouraged to wear costumes.

 

Need a costume? 

Here are the best stocked and most unique Halloween Costume shops in St. George:

Spirit Halloween Superstore: (435) 674-3477 250 Red Cliffs Dr, Saint George, UT 84790 in the Promenade across from the Zion Outlet Stores

Partyland: (435) 674-7655 Map 1930 West Sunset Boulevard, St. George, UT  84770 Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

October 2, 2013

National Park Closures

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Highway 9 through Zion National Park is still open

National Park Closures

DON’T PANIC and don’t cancel your plans!  There is still a lot to do and see in southern Utah.  INCLUDING seeing a portion of Zion and Bryce National Parks

Yes, it is true National Parks across the country are officially closed.  However, talk to the locals and you will find there are well traveled locations to overlook into the parks that are still viewable for the general public.

There is still A LOT to do and see in southern Utah!

 

ZION NATIONAL PARK:  Highway 9 through ZION NATIONAL PARK is still open which provides views to many of the popular park features including the mile long tunnel and Checkerboard Mesa.  Also open is the giant screen movie Treasure of the Gods which presents grand views of Zion’s not readily accessible from the general areas.

CEDAR BREAKS, is the road through Cedar Breaks, also open and the views are accessible, but all buildings will be closed and unmanned.

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, 20 minutes outside of St George, is a great spot to visit as well.

BYRCE CANYON NATIONL PARK: Best Western Ruby’s Inn offers a private shuttle and viewing location into Bryce Canyon.  Southern Utah also has several historic sites, and ghost towns worth checking out.

We recommend calling a Best Western close to each National Park to find out what additional attractions there are to visit in each area.  There are known outlooks that give access into the parks.  Those still make a trip worthwhile.

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, St. George, BW Coral Hills 800-542-7733

ZION NP: BW Zion Park Inn 800-934-7275

BRYCE NP: BW RUBY’S INN: 435-834-5341, BW PLUS Grand Hotel: 435-834-5700

CEDAR BREAKS: BW El Rey Inn & Suites: 435-586-6518, BW Town & Country 435-586-9900

September 30, 2013

Rappelling in Southern Utah

 

Rappelling in Southern Utah

Rappelling in Southern Utah

Rappelling in Southern Utah and St. George is alive and well with a multitude of locations to choose from.

rap·pel

/ræˈpɛl, rə-/ Show Spelled [ra-pel, ruh-] Show IPA noun, verb, rap·pelled, rap·pel·ling.

noun

1.  (in mountaineering) the act or method of moving down a steep incline or past an overhang by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body, usually under the left thigh and over the right shoulder, and paid out gradually in the descent.

verb (used without object)

2.  to descend by means of a rappel.

Origin:
1930–35; < French:  mountaineering term, literally, a recall.

 

 

Here are some videos demonstrating rappelling.

Some great, popular spots for repelling are:
Zion National Park
Snow Canyon State Park
Dixie Rock (above the city)
Virgin River Gorge
• Kolob Plateau


 


 

 

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September 9, 2013

THRILLER returns to Tuachan, near St. George, Utah

THRILLER returns to Tuacahn, near St. George, Utah

October 25 – Nov 1 See Calendar For Times

If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve.

Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”

Click HERE for Odyssey Dance Theater, Thriller

Click HERE for a THRILLER preview!

Critics agree that Odyssey Dance Theatre is nothing short of spectacular:

“Compelling dance performed to perfection! Young, trim, slim, and athletic…Great fun!” –The Spectrum

“Odyssey’s Thriller”..a delightful “Dance Macabre”….As for humor, there were bucket loads. Laughs abounded during a “Romeo & Juliet” inspired “Frankenstein & Frankenstein” and “Jason Jam,” a work that used a lot of percussive dancing, a la “Stomp”, that spotlighted three “Friday the 13th” villains dancing with ice picks, machetes and, of all things, chain saws. The whole idea was cool…” — Scott Iwasaki, Deseret News.

Whenever you stay with the Best Western Coral Hills show your ticket stubs for the event and receive a 10% discount.

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September 4, 2013

Halloween Zombie Run!

Zombie Run! Come participate in the Halloween 5K … as if zombies could run a 5K. 

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Zombie Run 5K

What do Runners do in a Zombie Run? The survival area will be the old St. George airport.  A secure course was set up as a survival area but is has been overrun. Runners will be given a life belt containing two life-tags (flags) which the Zombies will try and steal from you.  Cross the finish line with at least one tag and consider yourself a winner…and alive. There will be obstacles to participate in or they can be bypassed. Tip: Runners who participate in obstacles will get a chance to grab new life tags if they complete the challenge. Be one of the first to cross the line with at least one tag and you’ll also win something.  C’mon what’s a race if you don’t win something for being one of the first to cross the finish line alive? Lose them both and well…you’re toast. You can still finish as a dead man though.  Join the festivities at the end, dead or alive.

Held at the old abandoned St. George Airport St. George, Utah just minutes away from Best Western Coral Hills.

Zombie Run 5K

No runners were actually harmed/bitten in the Zombie Run 5K

So, what do the Zombies do? Your goal for the duration of the race is to take lives and have fun doing it.  On the day of the race you will be transformed into a Zombie and given your area and assignment.  Some will be chaser Zombies and some will be creeper Zombies. A chaser does just that, chases the runners.  A creeper scares the runner and distracts while another creeper or chaser steals a life from the runner’s belt.  Unfortunately you may not tackle, hold or hug the participants and please absolutely not biting (sorry vampire wannabes this is a zombie run). Once the race is over come join us at the finish line for the after party.

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September 2, 2013

Labor Day 2013 in St. George Utah

Labor Day 2013 in St. George, Utah

BWCH Housekeepping Staff

What do we do on Labor Day?  Why, we LABOR of course!  Enjoy YOUR holiday weekend.

Thank you for staying with us!

At the Best Western Coral Hills we help y0u celebrate the Labor Day weekend offering the best we have to offer.  What kind of Labor Day would it be if you didn’t go swimming?  We have TWO POOLS and spas to help with that.  Is it Labor Day without going out to eat even once?  We have 13 restaurants within 3 blocks to help that happen.  All American fare on Labor Day?  YES, that is something that cannot be missed…and Iceberg’s shakes, burgers and fries are just on the corner from us.  Need to get the shopping bug out of your system?  You know what?  We have several great , unique shops and, art studios just moments away…walking OR driving.

Curious about the origins of Labor Day?  HERE is one history of the holiday compiled by About.com. There’s even a quiz at the bottom for the kids who are out of school today and miss their homework.

Whatever you do this Labor Day, do it safe, have fun, enjoy family and come back to us soon.

- Staff, BEST WESTERN Coral Hills, St. George, UT

 

 

 

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August 26, 2013

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah is readily available at the front desk of Best Western Coral Hills or at the St. George Chamber of Commerce located two doors away.

FREE maps of the Downtown, Historic District are available at either location.

The Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.

Old County Courthouse in St. George, Utah. Courtesy Calvin Beale

Visitors Information inside the Old County Courthouse in St. George, Utah. Courtesy Calvin Beale

On interesting bits of history regarding the courthouse:

Legend has it that the domed cupola on the Pioneer Courthouse in St. George was designed specifically for hangings, although it never was used for that gruesome purpose.

But that’s not to say the county never had a hanging. 

Douglas Alder, a past president of the Washington County Historical Society and Dixie State University, said that in about 1875, a miner working north of St. George in Silver Reef was accused of killing a fellow miner. The alleged killer was arrested and jailed in the basement of the courthouse. But he wasn’t there long. Shortly after he was put in the jail, a group of the murder victim’s friends descended on the courthouse, broke out the prisoner and hung him from a nearby tree.

A common case that was heard within the walls of its upstairs courtroom in the late 19th century was theft charges against ranchers and farmers accused of releasing irrigation water too early, Alder said. Today, visitors to the historic building can watch a re-enactment of a water theft trial.

“We always find them guilty,” said Alder.

Alder tells another story about Will Brooks, a county sheriff in the early 19th century who was responsible for feeding the inmates. Alder said Brooks sometimes ignored jail procedure and took the prisoners home with him for a meal.

The basement jail space is now used for storage, while the Chamber of Commerce occupies the main floor. The former courtroom on the top floor is now used for lectures.

August 19, 2013

DOCUTAH Film Festival 2013 Returns

Docutah

September 3-7, 2013

DOCUTAH is a Southern Utah International Film Festival presented by Dixie State University in St. George. The 2013 festival will be it’s fourth year of run. Phil Tuckett, DOCUTAH Artistic Director and Director of the DSU Film Program planted the seed of DOCUTAH in 2009. A small group of individuals went to work to create the inaugural event in September of 2010. Since then we’ve had more than 800 films submitted from 60 plus countries and enjoyed meeting many wonderful filmmakers. These filmmakers are among festival attendees who come for the films, stay for the scenery and depart having experienced inspiration. DOCUTAH welcomes the world and at the same time embraces the community of Southern Utah.

Location:

The DOCUTAH festival is located in the southwestern corner of Utah between Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. Films and events will be offered in several venues in the towns of Springdale, Kanab, St. George and Ivins.

This part of Utah is renowned for it’s close proximity to several national and state parks which are listed below. The area offers many outdoor activities for visitors such as sightseeing, hiking, camping, off-road adventures, boating, and golfing to name just a few.

Click HERE to link to the DOCUTAH site for Directions, Venues and Scheduling information. 

The BEST WESTERN Coral Hills also offers a discount to festival attendees.

 

 

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October 10, 2012

Halloween in St. George, Utah

Join us for these fun Halloween events!

Washington County School District Foundation invites you to celebrate Halloween on the Town and raise funds for Washington County Schools. “Halloween on the Town” features Southern Utah’s first “Haunted Cave” plus the family-friendly “Spooky Town Fair.”

While the Haunted Cave will entertain the community all month long, the Spooky Town Fair will be a one-day Halloween-themed fair-style event in downtown St. George at Town Square. All profits benefit the students in the Washington County School District.

For more information, dates and details click on the links above. Then make plans to join us during the month of October as we put the FUN back into FUNdraiser!

October 1, 2012

Thriller is back at Tuacahn

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If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve.

Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”

Critics agree that Odyssey Dance Theatre is nothing short of spectacular:

“Compelling dance performed to perfection! Young, trim, slim, and athletic…Great fun!” –The Spectrum

“Odyssey’s “Thriller”..a delightful “Dance Macabre”….As for humor, there were bucket loads. Laughs abounded during a “Romeo & Juliet” inspired “Frankenstein & Frankenstein” and “Jason Jam,” a work that used a lot of percussive dancing, a la “Stomp”, that spotlighted three “Friday the 13th” villains dancing with ice picks, machetes and, of all things, chain saws. The whole idea was cool…” — Scott Iwasaki, Deseret News.

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